Christoph Görtz joined the Department of Economics in July 2012. Prior to this he worked for one year as a temporary lecturer at the University of Nottingham. During the completion of his PhD Christoph also worked at the Bank of England where he contributed to the development of the Bank's new main forecasting model. Christoph's main fields of interest are macroeconomics and monetary economics. He is currently working on the effects of credit market imperfections on business cycles and the role of news, learning and anticipation effects for aggregate fluctuations.